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Floor slab of Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt and Leine Coernelis

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2398
Name Floor slab of Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt and Leine Coernelis
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Tholen, Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with the incised effigies of a married couple with folded hands, two arches above, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [850] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Our Lady's Church), Tholen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt was mayor of Tholen
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt and Leine Coernelis
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4748] Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt (male)
  • [4749] Leine Coernelis (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Name
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Material(s)
  • stone
Specification
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 197 x 120 x 0
Completeness The slab itself appears complete
Condition Badly worn, especially the effigies. Vertical crack in the lower part.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
  • mark(s)
Specification • A barely visible mark below the feet of the woman. • Bloys van Treslong Prins (1919) mentions a mark between the feet of the two effigies. This mark has probably worn away.
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Zeeland (Utrecht 1919), 257; no. 46
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 6758-S35
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information provided by the Genealogische Werkgroep Tholen (Tholen genealogical working group)

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2398] Floor slab of Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt and Leine Coernelis

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with the incised effigies of a married couple with folded hands, two arches above, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 197 x 120 x 0
Date
Year 1542
Specified date 1542/04/30
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The husband died first, in 1542
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Tholen, Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the choir of the church ('koorkerk')
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation The design of the slab resembles that of the slab of Willem Jansen and his wife in the same church, see MeMO Memorial Object ID 2389
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait left-hand side of the central field
Portrait of
Name Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal slightly turned towards his wife; hands held in prayer
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description open sleeveless gown at calf length; hose; broad-nosed shoes
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The figure is bare-headed and has half-long hair
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait right-hand side of the central field
Portrait of
Name Leine Coernelis
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal slightly turned towards her husband on the left; hands held in prayer
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description The figure wears a veil but is otherwise too badly worn to describe
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leghet begraven [Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt] beurghemyester van deser stat, sterf anno XVc XLII opden leesten dach april. Ende Leine Coernelis syn huysfrou sterf anno XVc LV den 19en dach in juni.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt, mayor of this town, died in the year 1542 on the last day of April. And Leine Coernelis, his wife, died in the year 1555 on the 19th day in June.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4748] Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4749] Leine Coernelis (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • architectural decorations
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols; two columns surmounted by two arches with a corbel
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4748
Personal details
Name Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1542/04/30
Additional remarks He was married to Leine Coernelis
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification He was mayor of Tholen (1536)
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4749
Personal details
Name Leine Coernelis
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1555/06/19
Additional remarks She was married to Coernelis Jacop Smytegelt
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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